Read John 17: 20-26
How does this passage reveal that the unity of the church starts with God rather than with us?
What does unity or oneness in the church look like? When have you experienced this oneness?
Read Acts 15: 4-19
If debate does not destroy unity, what principles of debate do we see in this passage that can help us maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace?
How can debate help us to attain to the unity of the faith?
Read Galatians 2:11-14: Why was Peter’s hypocrisy such a threat to the church’s unity and to the gospel itself?
Read Ephesians 4: 1-7 and 11-13
Why is it important for us to realize that unity is maintained and attained by us rather than created by us.
What can you do to help maintain the unity of the Spirit?
How might we attain to the unity of the faith?
Read Romans 8:16-17: How does this passage reinforce the message that unity is a matter of faith?
Read Revelation 5: 9-10: How does this vision inspire you?